Saturday, February 16, 2019

OTAS 820 Giannini: 1969 Lombardi Grand Prix

Italian week is wrapping up over here on DT and I can't believe we haven't posted any cars that were held in place by old pieces of firewood...because nothing says "Italian" like scrap wood wheel chocks.  And nothing says awesome like a rare Fiat 850 based thing that has styling by Giuseppe Rinaldi and something around 100 produced. Find this 1969 Lombardi Grand Prix offered for $5000 in Yuicaipa, CA via craigslist. Tip from Zach. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Trophy Car: 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati

Tipper Erik202 may have launched Italian Week on DT, but Matt C really brought home a strong finish with the earlier Maser Coupe and then this next thing.  In Matt's words: Or, want a Maserati badge on something even cheaper, that you can fix with K-car parts from your nearest junkyard? If you can live with it being mistaken for a LeBaron, and aren't like me and think the LeBaron was actually the better styling exercise, here you go:  Find this 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati offered for $3900 in Marietta, GA via craigslist.

Magic of Depreciation: 2002 Maserati Coupe

Italian Week continues on DT:  This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: I was actually looking for a Biturbo as I figured that it would be in the DT price range... and instead I found a much better looking Maserati that probably will be way less expensive to maintain: A 2002 Coupe GT for just $16000! Or just one thoroughly worn out, 200,000 mile E36 chassis M3 more than the "Alpha Romero" I emailed earlier this week.  Find this 2002 Maserati Coupe offered for $16000 in Atlanta, GA via craigslist.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Born In Italy: 1992 Cadillac Allanté

Italian week continues over here on Daily Turismo, with yet another Valentine's Day themed post...because the car with a Cadillac crest and an accent over the final e...was assembled in Detroit, but the body was coachbuilt in Italy by Pininfarina. Find this 1992 Cadillac Allanté offered for $4,500 somewhere near Columbus, OH via craigslist.  Tip from Davery.

Styled by Castagnero: 1975 Lancia Fulvia Coupé

Hey, Happy St Valentine's Day to all you people out there in cyberspace -- St Valentine was a 3rd century Roman saint who is commemorated on February 14th, which is a nice coincidence because we are in the middle of an Italian week over here at Daily Turismo.  Valentine's feast day became associated with "courtly love" sometime during the middle ages and today it is as much a general all purpose merchant driven holiday for everybody to spend money, in the same vein as St Patrick's Day or Christmas for that matter...ANYWAY, what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie than to take her (or him) on a trip to Rome, where you'd buy this 1975 Lancia Fulvia Coupé offered for € 9,000 ($10,154 at time of printing) offered for sale in Rome, Italy via  Tip from Erik202.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I Can't Drive 75: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano

DT's Italian Week Continues: We all have hidden secret desires. Things that we like, but don't admit to our friends.  Yours, yes you dear reader, is watching that video of Britney Spears belt out Oops I Did It Again in her red vinyl body suit, but mine is worse.  Far worse. You see...I have a secret crush on a certain car that...well...not many people agree...but I happen to love the shape of the Alfa Romeo Milano. There, I said it.  I admitted it. And I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. IT'S LIBERAT---we interrupt this DT posting and bring in a new writer. The Alfa Romeo 75 was badged in the US market as the Milano between 1985 and 1992.  The Milano has the honor of being the last car released by Alfa before they were acquired by Fiat and the name 75 was in reference to the 75th anniversary of --LIBERATING. I'M BACK!!  YOU CAN'T KEEP ME FROM TELLING YOU HOW MUCH I LIKE THE LOOKS OF THIS RIDICULOUS CAR AND I WANT TO OWN THEM ALL. Find this 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano offered for $3800 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Premier Padmini: 1969 Fiat 1100 Delight

Italian Week on Daily Turismo continues with this next beast: Nothing says Italian like a Fiat that was built somewhere near Bombay, India...whoops...I guess it is called Mumbai now and the car was called the Premier Padmini, but would a Fiat 1100 by another other name be as slow?  Sure.  Find this 1969 Fiat 1100 Delight offered for something from $5000 to $7500 in Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from Zach.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Berlina

Tipper Erik202 sent in a tip the other day and included the suggestion that DT does an "Italian" week special...and I thought to myself, this is a great idea, but I need to make sure that my team of editors agreed to this suggestion.  So, I turned to the teddy bear on my left and the bottle of Jim Beam on my right and then realized that I didn't need their permission to do an Italian week and I'm pretty sure the teddy bear is trying to horn in on my gal.  I might have to loosen his lips with a few pints of JB before he admits it, but I've got nothing but time...because, after all, it is Italian week.  Find this 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Berlina offered for $8000 in Escondido, CA via craigslist. Tip from Erik202.

Italian Week: 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

I've loved the idea of owning an Alfa GTV for...I long as I can remember driving or riding in cars. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they have been affordable over the years and I've not pulled the trigger, probably because I assumed they would always be affordable. Unfortunately, or fortunately, recent market activity has brought considerable price inflation to the price of most classic cars, particularly handsome Italian models, so if you want a GTV, you might need to settle for something with a gash or two on the side. Find this 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 offered for $15,000 in El Cerrito, CA via craigslist. Tip from Erik202.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pull The Cordia: 1988 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo

You can lump 80s Japanese cars into two categories -- the first is the appliance machines that came from Toyota or Honda -- they are reliable and efficient, but not particularly exciting or cool.  The second category is the oddballs, the weirdos, the Subarus, Mitsubishis, and Nissans of the world, the interesting cars that offer a combination of interesting looks with dubious reliability with some excitement sprinkled on top. Find this 1988 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo offered for $3,500 in Tampa Bay, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Classic Italian: 1964 Lancia Fulvia Berlina

The term "rare" gets tossed around in craigslist car advertisements like an old chestnut, but sometimes rare doesn't mean rare when new, but rarely seen on the road anymore.  Like this 1964 Lancia Fulvia Berlina offered for $7500 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Step 3, Profit: 1971 Volvo 1800E

I'm going to let you into a little secret.  Shhhhhhhhhhhh.  Don't tell anyone.  Okay, here it is-- you can drive a classic car as an occasional driver (somewhere between a daily driver and a weekend garage queen) without spending much money. The purchase price plus maintenance/restoration (maybe?) costs can be recouped in a few years if you hit the right spot in the classic car appreciation curve. The real trick is to find cars that are cheap as a general rule, but on the cusp of becoming cool but have good parts support. guys already know this.  Well here is a fact you probably don't know, approx 165,000 new cars are produced in factories every single day and the person who invented cruise control was blind.  Anyway, back on the subject of cheap classic drivers where you shouldn't lose money, find this 1971 Volvo 1800E offered for $8500 in Albany, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Der Camino: 1986 BMW 325i

The E30 generation BMW 3-series was available with a number of different body styles, including a 2-door sedan, a 4-door sedan, a 4-door station wagon, a 2-door convertible, and a 2-door pickup El Camino version...whoa....wait, what?  I only wish that this was a BMW built thing, because the world needs more Utes. Find this 1986 BMW 325i offered for $8900 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

Brow Buster: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG K8 Brabus

The C215 generation CL55 AMG (2000-2006) was a beast of a 2 door coupe that would put a smile on the face of any fun seeking one legged car lover, but the guys at Brabus decided it wasn't fast they added 50 horsepower, big wheels, and a fancy body kit to build a car that The Truth About Cars described in 2002 with a few simple statements: Overtaking at any speed is so damn quick it inspires the kind of maniacal laughter beloved of comic book villains.  Actually, they were talking about the SL55 AMG K8, but one could assume you'd also find Bane driving this thing.  Find this 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG K8 Brabus offered for $12,999 in Ventura, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Strangely Cool: 1977 Ford GT40 Coupe

The world needs more variety.  Almost everybody has an iPhone in his/her pocket, a sensible haircut, and drives some boring pile of econobox from a major manufacturer.  I can't fix those first two issues, but i can help you drive something that'll raise the eyebrows anywhere. Find this 1977 Ford GT40 Coupe offered for $17,500 in East Texas via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

5-Speed: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe

I don't normally like the look of cars when they are painted white.  Vans, trucks, and pickups look appropriate in the presence of all colors, but cars from the baddest Lamborghini to the classic '65 Mustang just look out of place in plain white without some sort of flair...maybe a racing stripe, or some blacked out accent trim. Find this 1989 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe offered for $2,500 in Greenbrier, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Future Was Here: 1984 Buick 10 Autocycle LiteStar

We were supposed to have flying cars by now.  Everyone promised it.  I've watched Blade Runner and Running Man many times (both were set in a 2019 future) and they showed all kinds of hovering and flying cars, but here I am and the closest thing is a LiteStar/Pulsar that was built in the 1980s.  If we could just convince these millennials to stop playing Fortnite and focus on engineering flying cars, I'd by floating around in the sky right now instead of hacking on a keyboard.  Find this 1984 Buick 10 Autocycle LiteStar offered for $22,500 in Gainesville, FL via hemmings. Tip from BP.